Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks
Montgomery Bus that made Rosa Parks notable
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus that made her notable
Observed byUnited States (California, Missouri, Ohio, and Oregon)
TypeNational
DateFebruary 4 (California and Missouri) or December 1 (Ohio and Oregon and San Antonio, TX)
FrequencyAnnual

Rosa Parks Day is a holiday in honor of the civil rights leader Rosa Parks, celebrated in the U.S. states of California and Missouri on her birthday, February 4, and in Ohio and Oregon on the day she was arrested, December 1.

Rosa Parks Day was created by the California State Legislature and first celebrated in 2000.[1] The holiday was first designated in the U.S. state of Ohio championed by Joyce Beatty, advocate who helped Ohio's legislation pass to honor the late leader.[2] It is also celebrated by the Columbus Ohio bus system (COTA) with a special tribute to the late civil rights leader.[3] As of 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon proclaimed Rosa Parks Day official in the state.[4] In 2014, Oregon governor Kitzhaber declared that Oregon would celebrate its first Rosa Parks Day.

  1. ^ http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/99-00/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_116_bill_20000204_chaptered.html
  2. ^ Ohio's Rosa Parks Day Placed into National Congressional Record, archived from the original on November 17, 2011
  3. ^ COTA's Rosa Parks Day
  4. ^ "Missouri celebrates Rosa Parks Day".